No. 40 ranked USC proved its strength Saturday in Los Angeles, shutting out the University of Colorado women’s tennis team 7-0 at Marks Stadium.
With their fifth straight Pac-12 loss, the Buffs fall to 9-10 overall and 1-7 in the Pac-12 while the Trojans improved to 8-8 overall and 3-4 in conference.
Doubles kicked off the afternoon and the Buffs battled some tough competition on all courts.
Colorado’s Chloe Hule and Louise Ronaldson lost 6-0 to a USC tandem ranked 74th nationally in the No. 1 doubles spot while Annabelle Andrinopoulos and Brigitte Beck fell 6-1 in the No. 2 match to wrap up the double point for the hosts.
Hule fell 6-0, 6-3 at No. 1 singles and then CU’s Kyra Wojcik dropped her match to USC’s Rianna Valdes 6-1, 6-2. The match was clinched on court 2 where No. 20 ranked Gabby Smith of USC notched a 6-3, 6-2 victory over Andrinopoulos.
“This weekend we were outplayed by two good California teams,” said CU coach Nicole Kenneally, whose team fell 4-0 to UCLA on Friday. “It was a great opportunity to keep learning and looking to see what we are doing good as well as things we can work on.
“… We will continue to work hard and continue to get better.”
The Buffs return home for their final match of the season as they will take on Oregon at 10 a.m. next Sunday on the CU South campus.